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Rumenco prides itself on employing and investing in people who are passionate about both their role and agriculture – after all the people in our business are integral to our success, no matter their role. 

Our aim at Rumenco is to ensure our field-based team are able to support and advise from merchants through to end users via a combination of practical and technical experience.  Our team are all members of the Feed Advisers Register (FAR) ensuring the solutions and advice they offer is not only practical and complementary to farming practices but also sustainable.

Technical Team

Dr Alison Bond

Commercial Nutritionist

Alison began her career with Rumenco in 2006 providing nutritional support to merchant retailers and farmers on a global basis. Alison has a broad range of qualifications including a BSc (Hons) in Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry awarded from Nottingham University, an MSc in Animal Nutrition from Aberdeen University and a PhD in Dairy Nutrition through Harper Adams University.

Alison also has a particular interest in calves and youngstock.

Laura Drury

Technical Adviser

Laura began her career at Rumenco as Formulations Technician in 2012 before progressing into a Technical Adviser role for the company offering nutritional advice to farmers and merchants across the UK and abroad. Prior to working at Rumenco Laura gained a BSc (Hons) in Bioveterinary Science from the University of Liverpool and in 2017 completed an MSc in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University.

Laura was bought up in a farming environment in Derbyshire and gained practical experience in both beef and sheep farming over the years. When she’s not working, Laura loves keeping fit and going on long walks in the countryside with her family and their dog.

Helen Rogers

Technical Adviser

Helen has been Technical Adviser for Rumenco (and their division Nettex) since 2015 offering technical nutritional support to farmers and merchant retailers in numerous countries. Helen has a BSc (Hons) in Bioveterinary Science from The University of Liverpool alongside a DiRN in Ruminant Nutrition from Harper Adams University.

Before joining Rumenco Helen worked for a nutritional animal health company providing on farm technical sales support. Helen has past experience working on farm with sheep, dairy, pigs and laying hens and in her spare time she loves to cook, and ride her coloured show cob, Indi.

 

Area business Managers

Paul Beddoes

Area Business Manager for North/Mid Wales and Shropshire

Paul has been an Area Business Manager for Rumenco since 1993. He has many years’ experience working within the agricultural sector including working on a sheep and beef farm from the age of 18. Prior to working for Rumenco Paul managed a country store in Shropshire for 10 years before going on to work for a ruminant feed business for 6 years.

Paul has also been involved with agrichemicals and animal health previously. 

Ian Lewis

Area Business Manager for South Wales

Ian has been with Rumenco since the start of his agricultural career in 1985. He has lived on his family farm in Llandovery since birth working with sheep and beef cattle from a young age and still runs a flock of cross-bred ewes.

As well as his lifelong experience in livestock farming, Ian has a HND in Agriculture from Aberystwyth Agricultural College.

Chris Dawes

Area Business Manager for South West England

Chris has been an Area Business Manager for Rumenco since 2008 and has a National Diploma in Agriculture from Berkshire College of Agriculture. Before joining Rumenco, Chris worked on beef, sheep and dairy farms throughout the 1980’s before progressing to help manage a family owned animal feed retailer and latterly working for a number of agricultural manufacturers and retailers giving him many years of experience within the agricultural sector.

In his spare time, he enjoys boat trips with his family.

Sam Taylor

Area Representative for North Wales

Sam is an Area Representative covering North Wales and has been with Rumenco since 2015. Sam comes from a farming background and still runs a flock of 500 ewes on his farm in North Wales.

Alongside his extensive practical knowledge, Sam has a level 3 in Agric ultural Studies

Philippa Gill

Area Business Manager for North England

Philippa joined Rumenco in 2009 and prior to this spent 17 years selling ruminant feed supplements for an animal feed supplement business. Philippa has over 28 years’ experience selling livestock nutritional products and has a National Diploma in Agriculture and Horticultural Business which she obtained from Bishop Burton college of Agriculture.

In her spare time, she enjoys rehoming ex working Border Collies.

Ross Sibbald

Area Business Manager for South Scotland and North-East England

Ross began his career in sales with Scottish Agricultural Industries back in 1989 whilst studying for an OND in Agriculture at Oatridge College. He joined Rumenco in 1999 and works predominantly on farm with beef and sheep farmers supporting them in maximising performance from forage as well as identifying potential mineral deficiencies and advising suitable supplementation strategies.

In his spare time Ross enjoys tinkering with Land Rovers and loves to travel. If he was ever to have his own farm he would like to run a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle.

Lawrence Bec

Area Business Manager for North Scotland

Lawrence joined Rumenco in 1990 prior to which he gained a further 10 years’ experience working in the agricultural sector having previously supported farmers on grassland chemicals, compound feeds, animal health products and feed supplements.

Lawrence has a HND in Agriculture as well as on farm experience having worked on both dairy and beef and sheep farms previously.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing one of his three guitars and has been known to host the occasional mobile disco!